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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 23:17

Good heavens! 17 PMs! Sounds as though someone was stalking you, Clarice. Hope all is OK now.

Was a lovely day, gardened and sowed seeds. OH is taking me out to lunch tomorrow in a pretty Dordogne town. We are going to put out posters there for his choir's concert.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 23:10

I live in Dordogne and when we started the veggie garden well over 20 years ago we removed barrowloads of stones, limestone, because it was just impossible. Gave up and had 2 lorry loads of topsoil delivered, but it wasn't very good quality, and a farm trailer of manure. I still pick stones out.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 23:04

Could it be Pierre de Ronsard?

Lovely photos again Hefty, pretty colours.

Budldleia Pruning

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 22:59

I cut mine back to 2 - 3 feet and it grows to about 8 - 10 feet every summer. Just done it.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 19:11

It was a lovely day today. I sowed tomatoes and more broad beans in pots. And I sowed petunias, Cosmos Antiquity, and Didiscus. Then I did some pruning.

Unsure about growing this climber

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 18:27

Oooh, that is just how I want mine to look.

Deer eating our privet-tips to repair and control?

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 18:14

I have horses and electric fences and a hornbeam hedge. The electric fence doesn't stop the deer, they jump it and eat the hornbeam hedge.

New turf on old flowerbed

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 18:12

You will need to get perennial weeds out. Grass doesn't do that well where there is deep shade but you can buy grass seed mixes for shade. If it's always damp too you may have a problem with moss.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 18:08

It's been a lovely day, up to 13°. But now the sky looks quite menacing;

Unsure about growing this climber

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 18:06

I planted one against a wall last year. It's 2 feet tall now, I'm waiting with bated breath.

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What is your weather like? (2)

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The Old Vicarage near East Ruston

We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
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When We Were Young

To chat about our memories 
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What is your weather like?

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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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